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It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

A Force Awakened and to Be Reckoned With

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Moviegoers are anxious to see the long-awaited "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which officially opens Dec. 18. But the Linnaean Games are also a force to be reckoned with-- for those who study insect science or who want to study insect...

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Congratulations, UC Davis Linnaean Games Team: National Champs!

This was the scene at the ESA Linnaean Games Championships: UC Davis on the left, and the University of Florida on the right. (Photo by Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now in a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University)

Quick, what's the answer to: "What is the smallest insect that is not a parasite or parasitoid?" Okay then, "What are the three primary conditions that define eusociality?" Or how about "Nicrophorus americanus is listed under what legislative...

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM

For the Love of Insects

We love looking at insect images. Drum roll...the winning images for the Entomological Society of America's Photo Salon, a global competition, have just been announced. They will be shown at the ESA's meeting, Nov. 15-18 in Minneapolis, Minn. (The ESA...

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:48 PM

How to Make an Insect Collection

Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in

It's that time of year again. Teachers ask their students to make an insect collection. The project is considered a "rite of passage." However, often the students--whether they be middle school, high school or college level--don't know where to...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM

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